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Flexeril vs Zanaflex for a female patient aged 43

Summary: 3,606 female patients aged 43 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Flexeril vs Zanaflex for a female aged 43. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Flexeril (latest outcomes from 16,460 users) has active ingredients of cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

Zanaflex (latest outcomes from 7,307 users) has active ingredients of tizanidine hydrochloride. It is often used in muscle spasms.

On Mar, 13, 2015: 3,606 female patients aged 37 who take the same drugs are studied in Flexeril vs Zanaflex

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female37Muscle Spasms

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Flexeril cyclobenzaprine hydrochlorideMcneil Ped
Zanaflex tizanidine hydrochlorideAcorda

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 37 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Flexeril (Mcneil Ped)Zanaflex (Acorda)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Chest PainHeadache (pain in head)
Headache (pain in head)Pain
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DepressionAsthenia (weakness)
Weight IncreasedCondition Aggravated
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
Arthralgia (joint pain)Chest Pain
AnxietyPyrexia (fever)
DizzinessMultiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Flexeril (Mcneil Ped)Zanaflex (Acorda)
Memory ImpairmentInsomnia (sleeplessness)
ConfusionAbdominal Pain
Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)Head Injury
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Fever
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Basilar Migraine (migraine with neurological symptoms related to the brain stem or with neurological symptoms on both sides of the body)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Occipital Neuralgia (condition characterized by chronic pain in the upper neck)
DizzinessSmall Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
Numbness And Tingling (unusual prickling sensations)Abdominal Bloating (feeling of tightness around abdomen)
Painful Response To Normal StimuliFatigue - Chronic (long feeling of tiredness)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Migraine (headache)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Flexeril8.59%36.72%35.16%17.58%1.95%
Zanaflex4.42%27.43%32.74%25.66%9.73%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hydrochloride) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Zanaflex (tizanidine hydrochloride) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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